23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time September 8th 2019



RIP: Helen Rafferty, Woodview (Months Mind) Willie Freney, Co. Clare brother of Mick Freney, Main St. Woodford.



Tommy Larkins GAA Lotto:1-3-9-17 No Winner. Match 3:Brian Toy, Coose, Sean McDonagh Merlin Page, Rossmore. Next draw on Sat. Sept. 7th in Walshes Woodford Jackpot 6,400 euro.


St. Brendan's Education Centre, Sept 2019: still has availability for Level 6: Childcare and Train the Trainer both modules, Level 5:Care of Older Person, Safety and Health at Work, Business Administration, Communications, Work Experience, Business Law, Word Processing, Desktop Publishing, Level 4: Excel. Modules in bold are night time, all the rest are day time. 091 841387 or John Melville 087 9332033 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. l


Yoga and Meditation with Ruth will begin on Tuesday 10th September at An Gáirdín, Portumna. The Gentle/Beginners Class takes place from 6.15 – 7.15pm. The Continuation Class is from 7.30 – 9.00pm. Ruth teaches a holistic system of Yoga which helps to bring about balance and harmony and is suitable for women and men. Contact Ruth at 089 4725113 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Loughrea Fatima Pilgrimage (last remaining seats) 10th October ex Dublin for Miracle of Sun. 7 nights Mass in Santarem where the bleeding host took place and Prayers, Mass and Hungarian Stations of the Cross in Fatima.Also 2 trips to seaside & tour of Lisbon Contact James Treacy 086-0572216


Selection of the Lens 2 Pens project of beautiful poems and photographs are on display at the Woodford Heritage Centre. This collaboration with Shorelines Arts Festival 2018, Portumna Camera Club and Pen Pushers is well worth a visit - please make sure to call in!


Mary’s Meals Fundraiser: Fri 13th Sept @ 9pm Treacy’s Bar, Killimor, by South E Galway Comhaltas


GRETB Portumna Further Education, St. Brigid's Rd (Old VEC).

Places available on QQI certified courses.EnrolmentMonday2ndto 15th September Courses starting September:Horticulture/Gardening Mon. 2nd 9:30 amHealthcare Fri. 6th 9:30 am Business with Tourism Wed. 11th 9:30 amComputer Literacy Mon. 9th 9:30 amTextiles Tue. 3rd 9:30 amESOL English for Speakers of Other LanguagesSupport resources available Contact Michael 0876258696/  0909741946  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


French Grinds available Very experienced teacher Excellent results All aspects of Junior & Leaving Certificate Courses covered' Le Document' & Oral topics Tailor made to suit your needs' Facebook(For reviews) French grinds for Exam Success Please Contact Ann: 087 6712487

Duniry NS 6k Fun Run/Walk (bold), Sunday 15th at 12.30. Registration from 11am in Community Centre. Refreshments n Cake sale.

Having surgery for prostate cancer, sharing the experience on Wed. Sept. 18 at 7pm in Cancer Support Centre, Seamus Quirke Road, Galway. To book a place Call Rachel on 091-893318 or Cancer Care West on 091-540040.

Junior Cert Business Studies and Coding Grinds Available- One-to-One Grinds available evenings and weekends. Call Ashling on 083 4774675

Pilates 6 Week Course In Ballinakill Hall Tues. 17 Sept. @ 8pm: Effective efficient workout that increases strength and flexibility. Both men & women welcome. Bring your own mat/bottle of water. Tel: Maura 087 7942467, Mary 086 3203765 or Niall 087 3593796.

The East Galway Family History Society are having their annual fundraising event in aid of Galway Hospice on Thursday 19th September from 9.30 am to 4 pm, at Woodford Heritage Centre. please support.

2019 Shorelines Art Exhibition – LAUNCH on Sunday, 8th Sept, 5-7pm in the Irish Workhouse Centre Portumna until 22nd Sept. Exhibition includes paintings, prints, photographs, ceramics, sculptures, embroidered jewellery & other 3-dimensional art.

Loughrea Family & Community Resource Centre will be hosting a coffee morning on Tuesday September 10th from 10am - 12.30pm in aid of Galway Hospice, all are welcome

Monthly Family Law Clinic by appointment on Wednesday September 18th at Loughrea Family & Community Resource Centre. For a one off free consultation with a local solicitor, please phone 091 871 149

East Galway & Midlands Cancer Support is delighted to announce that Prof. Donal Brennan, UCD Professor of Gynaecological Oncology..., will be giving a talk on the HPV Vaccine , Myths & Truths ; In Shearwater Hotel, Thursday 12th at 7.00 pm SHARP. Please contact us here at the centre to book your place at the talk 090964 2088 /086 344 9950


Holy Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do you, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.


St John the Baptist Church, Woodford.


Mass Times: Tue. 7.30am Sun. 11am Sunday September 8th 11am Edward & Mary Conway, Bolag & their sons PJ & Francis


Tuesday Sept. 10th 7.30pm Beatrice, Michael, Delia, Jack & Sean Hayes, Mary Larkin & Christopher Quigley & deceased members of Hayes & Kennedy families.


Dan, Mary, Ann, Margaret & Bridget Molloy & deceased members of the Molloy & Hayes families.


Sunday September 15th 11am Mass for people of the parish.


Eucharistic Ministers: Padraig Loughrey Pat Lyons.

Altar Society: Team 3. Wiltrude Duell Mary Gorman Angela Shiel. .

Reader for Church Maura Cooney.

Altar Servers: (A) Mark Kelly Gavin O’Dowd


St. Brendan’s Church, Looscaun


Mass Times: Mon. 9.30am Wed. 9.30am Thur. 8am Fri. 9.30am Sat. 10am & 7pm


Saturday September 7th 7pm Margaret & Ignatius Smyth, Williamstown Co. Galway, Gerard Lyons Shragh.


Saturday September 14th 7pm Holy Souls.


Eucharistic Ministers Eamon Whelan Bridie Flanagan.

Altar Society Mary Goonan Bernadette Stewart.

Reader for Church. Maura Stewart.

Altar servers. (A) Fionnuala Hanley.


Sun. Sept. 1st SR 6.42am Set. 8.23pm First Quarter on Fri. Sept. 6th at 4.10am

Sun. Sept. 8th    SR 6.50am Set. 8.05pm   Full Moon on Sat. Sept. 14th at 5.32am




Fr. Kieran O’Rourke, Telephone: 090 9749100, Mobile: 087 2997956, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Woodford/Shragh Defibrillator 087-346150